Day 143 - A trip down the Coastline of OR

Trip Start May 01, 2013
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Today was another beautiful day and we decided to go as far as Tillamook (home of Tillamook Cheese Factory) and see what we could see....

Our first stop was Cannon Beach - a lovely little town that would remind you of Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, MA - I could definitely live in a town like this - however affording it would be another thing.  Why didn't I wain the $400M lottery - oh I didn't play!  No wonder.  Cannon Beach is so named for a cannon that washed up on its shores many years ago (1846).  The famous photo from is area is Haystack Mtn.  So many of the beaches have these gorgeous rock outcroppings.  And, lots of dead trees on some of the beaches. Some of the communities we saw were;  Neahkahnie Beach (where legend has it there is buried treasure - hasn't been found yet); 3 Graces (3 rock outcroppings together) Garibaldi (with an old smokestack that still stands as a memory to all the mills once located here- it towers 195 feet into the air); Kilchi's River/ Tillamook Bay where they fish for steelhead and are known for white river rafting); and the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

In the small world department - we were in a park overlooking the water and the Haystack Mn. and a couple walked by us with a Clemson shirt on - Nick made a comment, but they continued on and I turned around and said we are from Hilton Head - that stopped them in their tracks - so we started talking and not only do they live in Hilton Head Plantation where we lived, but the man was once a commissioner for the Water Company where Nick worked - (Wait for it Richard) his name was William Parker!  He served back in the late 70's early 80's.  They were on a vacation for a week.  Yikes!!!

Enjoy the coast we certainly are!!

 
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Pamela on

I'm having sweet memories of riding my girls on the beach. We made an annual trip in October to the WA Peninsula and rode for miles without seeing another person.

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